There are several ways up and down Mt. Misen on the island of Miyajima (AKA Itsukushima). Most people take the ropeway. Be adventurous and ascend and/or descend on foot instead, through Daishoin (大聖院) and these steps.
Today’s random, desktop image comes from my day after New Year’s Day visit to Yasukuni in 2010. I didn’t go to worship the war dead. I went because I was on my way home (via bike) after hearing the emperor’s New Year’s Day speech.
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With so many bands (six!) on the bill the set was a snappy 60 minutes. I would love to see Voivod again (in a less-crowded venue) perform for longer. Here is what they played:
Order of the Blackguards
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